Inter Milan new signing Benjamin Pavard is hoping to earn a starting position in the Derby della Madonnina against AC Milan.

The Frenchman completed a transfer from Bayern Munich in the last few days of the summer transfer session.

The 27-year-old was determined to leave the Bavarian giants and embark on a new adventure in Milano.

The versatile defender is now eager to prove his worth for his new band of supporters as soon as possible.

According to Tuttosport via FcInterNews, Pavard has his eyes set on a starting berth in the upcoming Derby clash.

The Nerazzurri and the Rossoneri will be battling for the top spot in a much-anticipated encounter on September 16. This contest will ensue straight after the international break.

The two Milanese giants are enjoying a perfect start to the season thus far. They both collected nine points from their first three league fixtures.

Thus, this would be the perfect occasion for Pavard to showcase his prowess. But as the source explains, earning a starting spot wouldn’t be easy in the meantime.

At the moment, Simone Inzaghi is relying on Matteo Darmian as a right centre-back. The Italian veteran has been a great servant to the cause, filling in valiantly in the role since Milan Skriniar’s injury last season.

Inter Milan Newcomer Benjamin Pavard Is Hoping To Get His Chance In The Derby But Replacing Matteo Darmian Won’t Be Easy

On the other hand, Inzaghi was hoping to have Pavard at his disposal earlier in the summer so he could help the Frenchman slowly adjust to his new environment.

Therefore, Darmian could still get the nod at the expense of the newcomer in the Milan Derby.

Moreover, the source believes France coach Didier Deschamps will be closely and curiously monitoring Pavard’s displays at Inter.

The former Juventus man often deploys the 27-year-old at right-back. However, he’ll be playing in a more central role within Inzaghi’s 3-5-2 formation.